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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 23, 2012
A Keedysville man Thursday told a Washington County District Court judge that he was inebriated when he was caught allegedly burglarizing a neighbor's home earlier this week. Charles Douglas Zimmerman, 24, of 18 Mt. Vernon Drive, appeared Thursday in a bail-review hearing before Judge Mark D. Thomas. Thomas reduced Zimmerman's bond from $70,000 to $50,000 after listening to Zimmerman's account of the incident via closed-circuit television from the Washington County Detention Center.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 17, 2011
A Hagerstown woman and two Smithsburg men have been charged in connection with the burglary of a Smithsburg pharmacy early Tuesday morning, Maryland State Police said. Brittany Sweitzer, 24, and Michael Mann and Brett Toms, both 20, were charged with one count each of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary/tools, conspiracy to commit burglary and malicious destruction of property, according to a state police news release. During a hearing Wednesday in Washington County District Court, bond was set at $25,000 for Sweitzer and $30,000 for Mann.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 6, 2012
About 25 burglaries reported in the Eastern Panhandle and neighboring Virginia and Maryland have been solved since Jan. 1, leading to the arrest of 10 people, police said Tuesday. About $70,000 in stolen items have been recovered, Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. and Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh said at a news conference. “I don't think we're done yet,” Lemaster said. “I think they're are a lot more cases to be closed out.” Most of the burglaries were reported since December, but there were four older cases dating to 2005, police said.
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November 26, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a burglary Wednesday at a home on Eton Court in the Kensington Heights development. A duffel bag and a backpack belonging to a Greencastle, Pa., man were stolen in the burglary, which was reported at 1 p.m., police said. Among the stolen items were Sony PlayStation and Nintendo game systems and accessories, several games, an "Office Space" DVD and $125 in cash, police said. A small black sport utility vehicle was seen in the area, police said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 24, 2012
Jomo Kenyatta Morris wasn't dressed up as the Hamburglar, but he appears to have acted out at least a portion of the role in real life at a couple's home in Martinsburg early Wednesday. Morris, who was arraigned Wednesday morning on one felony count of night time burglary, apparently burglarized a home in the 100 block of South Kentucky Avenue hours earlier to make a sandwich, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Morris, 23, of no fixed address, was being held in Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night on a $20,000 bond set by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to jail and court records.
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January 14, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said it is trying to find the owner of a large remote-controlled tractor-trailer that was stolen during a series of robberies last year. The toy was recovered in connection with the arrest of several people who were charged with burglarizing homes in early December, said Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, sheriff's office spokeswoman. Anyone with information may call Detective Dave Sanders at 240-313-2186.
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December 7, 2012
A Hagerstowm man and a juvenile have been charged with trying to break in to a shed early Friday in the 13800 block of North Valley Drive, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Neeko Ricardo Young-Austin, 20, of 12939 Little Elliott Drive Apt. 2, was charged with two counts each of second-degree burglary and fourth-degree burglary, according to a sheriff's office news release. He also was charged with one count each of theft and malicious destruction of property. Deputies said they were called at 1:39 a.m. Friday for a report of two males with flashlights trying to enter a shed.
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July 18, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A Hagerstown man, already serving 16 years in prison for an unprovoked gun attack on a man walking along Memorial Boulevard the day after Christmas, pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to an unrelated second-degree burglary. Judge Frederick C. Wright III sentenced Frederick Clarence Feigley Jr. to a 15-year concurrent sentence for that offense. The previous 16-year sentence includes a mandatory five-year term for the use of a handgun.
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March 26, 2006
A burglary suspect collapsed Friday night after running across U.S. 40 and later died at Washington County Hospital, according to a written release from the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The man, whose name was not released, had been seen walking on U.S. 40 in the area of Burkholder Lane shortly after a reported 9:30 p.m. burglary at Blaine Window and Hardware at 12421 McDade Road west of Hagerstown, the release states. The man matched the description of the burglar, so two deputies and two Maryland State Police troopers approached him, according to the release.
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August 27, 2012
A man told police that his car was stolen from him while he was driving on Golf Course Road east of Martinsburg early Sunday, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. About two hours later, the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office said they had found the car at the scene of a commercial burglary, police said. Frederick County authorities said they found three people not far from the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer and the victim in the car theft identified the three people as the ones involved, according to a news release from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
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